Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions or that healthcare workers (HCWs) acquire while performing their duties within a healthcare setting. Many states are considering making the reporting of healthcare-associated infections mandatory. The documents below provide guidance on issues that should be considered when designing such a reporting system.

Essentials of Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Tool Kit
PDF 255KB / 4 pages

Published: January 2007

Guidance on Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections
PDF 150KB / 10 pages

AJIC February 2005

FAQ - Mandatory Reporting
PDF 72KB / 3 pages

February 2007

Date last modified: March 5, 2007
Content source: 
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)
National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases